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Dorian Blues (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 September 2006 (Germany)
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High school senior Dorian begins a gay man's odyssey when he determines that he's gay and decides to come out. Chief among concerns is the reaction of his father, who has never liked him.

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Tennyson Bardwell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael McMillian ... Dorian Lagatos
Lea Coco ... Nicky Lagatos
Steve Fletcher Steve Fletcher ... Tom Lagatos (as Steven Charles Fletcher)
Mo Quigley ... Maria Lagatos
Austin Basis ... Spooky
Ryan Kelly Berkowitz Ryan Kelly Berkowitz ... Tiffany (as Ryan Kelly Berkowitz) (as Ryan K. Berkowitz)
Chris Dallman Chris Dallman ... Andrew
Leslie Elliard ... Therapist
Jeff Paul ... Social Worker
Cody Nickell Cody Nickell ... Ben
Jack Abele Jack Abele ... Ben's Father
Richard Burke Richard Burke ... Muscles
Sian Heder ... Ellie
Carl Dana Carl Dana ... Priest
Portia Kamons Portia Kamons ... Party Matchmaker
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Storyline

Coming-of-age. A small-town young man realizes why he's such a misfit - he's gay! Adolescence is proving a pain for the always-thinking Dorian. He's an outcast and the butt of classmates' fag jokes at high school. He's different and understands why when he reaches the conclusion that he's a "stereotypical gay." He soon announces this discovery to his homophobic, Nixon-loving dad. As Dad throws him out of the house, Dorian's off to NYU to encounter a new world of coffee houses, sophisticates and handsome men. Written by Anonymous

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A witty and lively tragedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dorian Blues - Eine witzig-spritzige Tragödie See more »

Filming Locations:

Bethlehem, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$185,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,605, 25 September 2005

Gross USA:

$72,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,234
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First feature film role for Michael McMillian. See more »

Quotes

Locker Bully: Yeah, we were just wondering if you could give us the definition of a word.
Dorian Lagatos: Dictionary's out of print?
Locker Bully: [laughs] Well, you know, we thought it would be easier to, uh... ask a smart person.
Dorian Lagatos: What word?
Locker Bully: Uh, what word was that again, guys? Oh, yeah-yeah-yeah, it was, um, h-ho... ho-homo... homosexual. Could you tell us how you would define the word homosexual and then, maybe, use it in a sentence?
Dorian Lagatos: I would define it as someone you're deathly afraid of.
Locker Bully: So... should WE be afraid of YOU?
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Loverman
Written by Roger Ramirez (as Roger "Ram" Ramirez), Jimmy Sherman, Jimmy Davis (as James E. David)
Performed by Ryan Kelly Berkowitz
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Dialogue was very real
29 September 2005 | by ahairyriceSee all my reviews

What I found particularly intriguing about this very enjoyable film was the honesty of the dialog. The characters spoke and acted the way real people would, or at least the way real people would if they were expressing what they were thinking. The characters were also not stereotypes. Even the father, who was the villain of the movie, was understandable as a person, however much one might disagree with his views. The older brother could have been made a less likable character if the film-makers had followed formulaic conventions, but they didn't. The result was more realistic if less dramatic. The situation of the main character, Dorian, was very true to the experience of many young people. The film was funny, genuine, real. I loved it.


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